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2007 Land Rover LR3

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

190.9” x 74.1”


Four-wheel drive



The good:

  • Offroad capability
  • Terrain Response technology
  • Land Rover heritage
  • Refined V-8 powertrain
  • Seat comfort and support

The bad:

  • Complex, hard-to-identify controls
  • Third-row seat difficult to reach for folding
  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Difficult access to front of cargo area

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 216-hp V-6 or 300-hp V-8
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Permanent 4WD
  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity

2007 Land Rover LR3 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Built on an all-new platform, Land Rover’s LR3 replaced the Discovery for 2005. Seating up to seven occupants, the LR3 can be equipped with a Jaguar-derived 300-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8 that’s been altered to handle severe offroad conditions. Terrain Response technology has five terrain settings for on-road to extreme offroad conditions.

Two trim levels are available: SE and step-up HSE. Third-row seating is now standard in the HSE model, which includes a 550-watt Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system with 14 speakers.

For 2007, leather trim, a power sunroof and a 240-watt Harman Kardon nine-speaker sound system come standard. All V-8 models are now equipped with three-row, seven-passenger seating, and the V-6 SE’s aluminum alloy wheels have a new design this model year. The driver’s seat now comes with a power lumbar adjuster, and the front passenger seat comes with a one-touch power window. The turn-signal switch has a new three-flash position to facilitate easy lane changes, and a clock has been added to the driver’s instrument panel.

The upright, angular LR3 has rectangular rear quarter windows and uses a monocoque structure. Short overhangs and a large greenhouse are familiar touches, along with a front fascia and a split tailgate that echo the company’s flagship Range Rover’s features. A power sunroof and separate rear glass roof panels are installed. Optional adaptive headlights turn to illuminate road curves, and a low access setting permits easier entry and exit.

Seating for five occupants is standard, but the HSE can seat up to seven. Rear occupants enjoy stadium-style seating. The second- and third-row seats fold flat. A DVD-based navigation system with offroad capability is available.

A rotary switch selects from five Terrain Response settings. One is for normal driving, a second is for slippery conditions, and the remaining three are offroad settings for mud, sand and rock crawling.

Under the Hood
Enlarged from a Jaguar engine, the 4.4-liter V-8 develops 300 hp and drives a six-speed automatic transmission. Permanent four-wheel drive is standard. The available 4.0-liter V-6 develops 216 hp. A height-adjustable air-spring suspension is standard.

Antilock brakes and an electronic parking brake are installed. Side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for the first and second rows are standard. Separate side curtains are included to protect third-row occupants.

Driving Impressions
It takes a while to get accustomed to its controls and idiosyncrasies, but the LR3 is an excellent touring machine that’s well ahead of its Discovery predecessor. In addition to an impressive selection of offroad features, this squared-off SUV boasts a beautifully refined powertrain that shifts gears smoothly and has no shortage of V-8 power.

The seats are comfortable and supportive despite firm cushioning. Many of the bewildering controls may seldom be used, but the suspension’s access setting helps ease entry and exit. The taut suspension yields a firm ride; it’s pleasant on the highway and acceptable on urban pavement. Parking the LR3 could be easier, but this SUV maneuvers adeptly with satisfying steering feel. Little correction is needed to stay on course, but the LR3 does demand close attention.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews


Breaks alot

This car was great for awhile then it just kept on breaking down and breaking down, but I still have had it for 12 years and 200k miles so I guess it is good


Full of pleasant surprises

My family bought our LR3 in 2010 with 27,000 miles on it. We knew that we were taking a risk on the reliability and longevity of the car but the way it drove was amazing. 9 years later, this car just rolled over 200,000 miles and has been the most reliable car we have ever owned and still drives great. While it is reliable, the maintenance is pretty expensive (tires brakes etc) but since we do most of the work ourselves it's not too bad. The engine and transmission have never required a repair. So far, the only two things that have actually broken are the air compressor, the front differential, and the rear trunk latch. Everything else has been wear items such as a wheel bearing. Since this is such a big car, I'm honestly surprised how well everything has held up. By no means is this a sporty car, but the handling is surprisingly competent. The HK sound system is really nice, the seats are really comfortable, the air conditioning and heat work great, transmission and engine are both super smooth after all these miles, even though we have almost always used regular octane gas. It blows me away how well this thing has held up. My whole family agrees that we are never going to sell this thing. The resale value is so low, that it's just not worth getting rid of. You can buy these vehicles for a steal, just make sure you find one that was well maintained.


Great all around vehicle

This is a beautiful safe car that can hold 7 people and has lots of trunk space. It rides well and is comfortable. It has good power in the low RPM's so it can get off the line relatively fast.

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48 months/50,000 miles
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Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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